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Family Therapy Worker - Intensive Case Management

Christchurch City, New Zealand

Reference: 5646455

Stand Tū Māia works to support tamariki who live with whānau or are in care, and are vulnerable to cumulative harm and have complex needs. The service aims to break the cycle of toxic stress and remove the constraints to whānau flourishing. We aim to do this by taking a bio-psycho-social, spiritual and nutritional approach to tamariki and whānau restoration and preservation. We strongly believe that healing relationships and social connectedness is at the heart of our mahi. Responsibilities will include working with a variety of cultures including Māori and Pacifica, and all staff are expected to demonstrate cultural humility and a commitment to restoration of whānau as a form of Te Tiriti redress

Stand Tū Māia are calling for applications from people committed to restoring and preserving tamariki and whānau safety and wellness who can bring:

  • Commitment to biculturalism and the promise of equity laid down by Te Tiriti o Waitangi
  • Demonstrated ability to deeply engage, walk alongside and offer consistent kindness to tamariki and whānau
  • Proven ability in working with family dynamics
  • Understanding of the impacts of working with relational trauma and systems theory
  • Familiarity with child development and the importance of healthy attachment
  • Be open to understanding and valuing Te Ao Māori
  • Belief in the importance of partnership and professional supervision
  • Commitment to professional supervision
  • Ability to work with diverse populations
  • Ability to work independently utilising tools and theories to inform practice
  • A high standard of literacy demonstrated in case recording, assessment, analysis and child and family plan documentation
  • Full driver's licence
  • Professional Registration and where applicable current practicing certificate

We offer a strong sense of team, good working conditions, a genuine commitment to wellbeing and significant training and professional development opportunities. We celebrate and seek diversity and inclusivity.

The position is full time and is based in Christchurch. When applying you will be asked to address the key competencies of the role and provide a covering letter along with your CV.

For more information check our website link below or, for an informal chat or visit, contact Heather on 0297770891 or email heather.curtis@standforchildren.org.nz


Applications Close: 27 Sep 2021